Capes tend to require more fabric and it’s better to use a fabric with a wide width (like fleece, or jersey knit) to make the cape more full looking, the precise amount depends on who you’re making it for. For example a small child, 1 1/2 yards, and adult’s cape can be 4 yards or more depending on the fullness of the cloak and hood. It’s always best to double check the pattern so you have the correct amount of fabric.
How do you make a cape with a blanket?
Making a cape from a blanket can be a great way to upcycle and save on money. a simple fleece blanket and easily be used with a pattern to make a cape (if you’re ok with cutting it up). You can of course simply use safety pins or clothes pins to fashion a clasp in the front and leave it as a blanket!
How to put a hood on a cape?
Many of the free tutorials come with a hood. Adding a hood is simple. Just follow the directions and add the hood to the neckline.